Parents Totally Have A Favorite Child

For your entire lifetime, your parents have kept up a very good lie. Whether you were the straight A sibling or the one acting out in class, your parents have led you to believe that they love all their children equally. But science tells a different story. Sociologist Katherine Conger’s recent study found what many have suspected all along: Parents totally have a favorite child. Katherine and her team followed 384 families in which a pair of siblings was born within four years of each other. The research revealed that 74 percent of mothers and 70 percent of fathers reported preferential treatment toward one child. The parents didn’t let on which child they preferred, but a theory showed that older, earlier born children would be more affected by perceptions of differential treatment due to their status as older child. The research also found that no matter a child’s birth order, every single child was suspicious of their parents liking another better…… Ed

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